Acqua Alta by Donna Leon

About the book

Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Questura is shocked to hear that Brett Lynch, a friend since a murder case at La Fenice, has suffered a savage beating.
The attack, in the beautiful palazzo home of Flavia Petrelli, reigning diva of La Scala, had come with a message: ‘Don’t keep that appointment with Dottor Semenzato.’
Then, with the storm clouds gathering fast over the city, a man’s body is found . .

Reviewed by Museum Book Group

A light enjoyable read. A reasonable plot with rather stereo typed characters. A look at Venice from the locals viewpoint.
Star rating: ***

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2 thoughts on “Acqua Alta by Donna Leon”

  1. Review by Everton Wine and Book Group
    Felt the book was a little light but very descriptive of Venice. A light read.
    Star rating: **

  2. Review by Everton Reading Group
    A mixed reception with some members totally against the quality of writing and the slightly contrived plot. Those who liked it were prepared to give it 4 stars and much enjoyed it. Brett confused several at the beginning – male or female?
    Star rating: ***

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